Bellin, Donald Erwin

Bellin, Donald Erwin

December 6, 1947- March 22, 2016
Age 68 of Brooklyn Park, passed away at home from kidney cancer March 22, 2016. Born December 6, 1947 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Worked in ad sales at the Star Tribune for nearly 40 years. He loved to golf, relax on the deck, and tend his vegetable garden. A great husband, father, and grandfather. He could always be counted on to fix whatever was broken. Preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Irmgard. Survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Linda; daughter, Melena; sons, Brandon (Meagan), Brett, and Blake; grandsons, Jack, Aiden, and Max; brother, Charles; and sister, Carol (Gary) Hjellming. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, April 3, 12:30 – 3:30 PM in the Oakwood Room of the visitor center at Clifton E. French Regional Park, 12605 Rockford Rd., Plymouth. In lieu of flowers, the family will accept donations in support of kidney cancer research through the ‘University of Minnesota Foundation.’ Tax deductible donations can be made through the UMF website. Select kidney cancer research fund and indicate the donation is in memory of Don Bellin, in order to designate funds to Don’s research team. (Published in the Star Tribune on Mar. 26, 2016)